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La Leche League of Carbon County will be holding its first fundraiser, a silent auction, on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 4-6 p.m., in the USU Eastern Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. A lot of items have been donated to the cause from around the state and all over the country including: tickets to Utah’s Hogle Zoo, toys and games, a cloth diaper basket, Desert Wave Pool tickets, scrapbooking supplies, gift certificates to local restaurants, NBA Jazz tickets, Park Hopper tickets to Disneyland, a four-night stay in Cancun and more!
All auction items have been donated to La Leche League of Carbon County so 100% of the money that attendees spend at this event will benefit local mothers, babies, and families through La Leche League of Carbon County. There will also be a bake sale with delicious, homemade items cooked up by local moms and dads.
La Leche League is an international, nondenominational, nonprofit organization founded in 1956 whose mission is to help mothers worldwide to breast-feed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breast-feeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
The local group, La Leche League of Carbon County, was founded in August 2013 and has been taking helping phone calls and emails from mothers seeking support since then. They began hosting monthly meetings at Castleview Hospital on the first Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. in June this year. The local group is the only breast-feeding support group in Central Utah.
With the funds raised at this event, La Leche League of Carbon County hopes to be able to purchase informational sheets to give out to mothers on a variety of common breast-feeding issues in both English and Spanish, up-to-date breast-feeding books for local libraries so that more families can have access to accurate information and a variety of baby carriers to create a Carrier Library so that families can try out different types before committing to buying. They also plan to create “New Mom” packets with information helpful to new mothers and available to them for free, among other things.
La Leche League of Carbon County and this silent auction fundraiser are entirely run by volunteers. For more information about this group or event, please feel free to visit the website: www.LLLofcarboncounty.org or contact the local leader, Chapel Taylor-Olsen at: [email protected] or (435) 633-1636.